All Under One Roof
If you’re looking to transform a single room of your house or your entire home, the Indiana Design Center is your one-stop resource. With 15 showrooms, 20 designers, an art gallery and artist studios all under one roof, it’s an awesome resource that features the latest trends in home furnishings, kitchen and bath, lighting, window coverings, beds and mattresses, fireplaces, tile, stone, art and one-of-a-kind décor.
“You can pick out your tile and granite, your faucets and design your draperies within the showrooms then have your kitchen designer down the hall,” says Andrea Kleymeyer, Indiana Design Center marketing director. “Here we have a great collaborative, synergistic community.”
Indiana is one of fewer than 20 states with a dedicated design center. But unlike many traditional design centers that are trade-only, this 80,000-square foot facility is open to the public. There’s a common misconception that people think they have to have a badge or come in with a designer in order to utilize the resources but that’s not the case. In this hybrid design center, retail showrooms sell directly to the consumer among a few trade-only showrooms.
“This is the best place to find inspiration because customers can see the latest products, trends and resources,” Kleymeyer says. “It’s a great first step to just come in and browse. Then when the rubber’s hitting the road on your project, you’ll have your bases covered.”
The majority of the businesses are Indiana-based and independently owned. Therefore, in many cases customers are working directly with an owner of a business. They do, however, have access to national brands as well.
“If you see something in Architectural Digest but you’re interested in things that are made in Indiana or crafted by Indiana artisans, you can find those options here,” Kleymeyer adds.
When you first arrive at the Indiana Design Center, stop by the concierge desk for directions and personal guidance to make the most of your visit. Located at 200 S. Rangeline Road, the Indiana Design Center offers tours, events and workshops for the public to learn from design professionals. To see a schedule, visit indianadesigncenter.com or call 317-569-5975.
by Christy Heitger-Ewing
Indiana Design Center
200 S. Rangeline Road
Carmel, Indiana 46032